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Record 2349

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[Balzac's] short works although not new are exquisite - La Recherche de L'Absolu- Eugenie Grandet- Modeste Mignon- The last good cheap English books that I remember were the holy verses by Dr. Kitto, & Duffy's Irish Songs & Ballads- For my own part I have been reading 21 volumes of Mirabeau & about as long of Memoires of that great statesman... What a story- & what a man! If you never read Lucas Montigny's Memoires from Mirabeau sa famille & ses ecrits. Do I conjure you. It is the most graphic book in that language of graphic memoires...Macaulay's book is very able- but one wished to find a greater sympathy especially with misfortune - He really likes nobody except that odious Dutchman.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1848
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Mary Russell Mitford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1787
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henri Balzac
Title: La Recherche de L'Absolu
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Read in French
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2349  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Mary Russell Mitford
  Title: Letter to Caroline Clive, nd, early 1848
  Location: Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford
  Call no: MS Whitfield A218
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Mary Russell Mitford, Letter to Caroline Clive, nd, early 1848 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield A218, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2349, accessed: 29 September 2022

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